New year dairy trade solid despite milk price cuts

Source: http://www.fwi.co.uk/livestock/new-year-dairy-trade-solid-despite-milk-price-cuts.htm

Farmers Weekly

Milk price cuts pegged back milking animals by about £200-£300 or more before Christmas, but buyers reappeared in the new year to firm up trade. Many cautious ringsides have made £2,000 calls the exception rather than the rule at weekly sales. Plentiful EU inventories of skimmed milk powder (SMP) and a growing list of processor price cuts for January and February are dampening confidence, say auctioneers. Meanwhile, strong cull and calf prices, two positive results on…

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When animals are raised in the pasture-based system they are let to graze openly and eat nutritious green grass and other plants that are easily digested by their bodies. The livestock welfare is greatly increased when they graze on pasture.

Sustainable livestock farming also helps in lowering damage to the environment and the produces such as pork, eggs and milk is far more nutritious and taste better then food from factory farms.

Livestock Health Benefits:

Livestock that are kept in confined factory farms have less quality life than those raised on pasture. Animals when raised on gree pasture can move around and live an organic life where else in factory farms the livestock are all crowded in confined facilities. These facilities have no sunshine or fresh air allowing bacteria to develope and affect the animals. This then contributes to the animals being provided with antibiotics which is not good for the livestock.

Since a lot of animals eat grass, grazing them on pasture has a lot of benefits. Some of the benefits will be the livestock are able to produce secretion which is great for neutralizing acids that is in their digestive tract. Since grain fed livestock produce less saliva they generally suffer from dehydration, intestine harm and even death.

Human Health Benefits:

Livestock raised on pasture produce more nutritious eggs, meat, milk which is ideal for consumers than livestock raised on grains. Adding to that, pasture raised foods have a much healthier balance of omega-3 plus omega-6 fats than your conventional foods. Their vitamin levels are greater as well.

It’s no question that sustainable livestock farming is the way to go if you wish to be a successful livestock farmer. The livestock are reared in a healthy way and the produce is healthy for us humans.

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